An "Arsenal" factory design, this weapon was originally designated ZIF-91 and was ready for trials in 1973. This is a recoil-operated automatic weapon using a water-cooled barrel. It uses an optronic analog control system called "Lev-114" and the gun sight is called "Kondensor-214A".
The entire weapon system is designated AK-100, while the gun itself is designated A-214.
|Designation||100 mm/70 (3.9") A-214|
|Ship Class Used On||Kirov (Admiral Ushakov), Udaloy, Bditelny and Neusrashimy Classes|
|Date Of Design||1967|
|Date In Service||1978|
|Gun Length oa||275.6 in (7.000 m)|
|Rifling Length||232.28 (5.900 m)|
|Rate Of Fire||50 - 60 rounds per minute|
|Weight of Complete Round||59.1 lbs. (26.8 kg) for all rounds|
|Projectile Types and Weights||FRAG (OF-58): 34.4 lbs. (15.6 kg)
AA (ZS-58 and ZS-58P) 1 : 34.4 lbs. (15.6 kg)
|Bursting Charge||All: 3.37 lbs. (1.53 kg)|
|Projectile Length||FRAG (OF-58): 40.39 in (1.026 m)
AA (ZS-58): 40.79 in (1.036 m)
AA (ZS-58P): 40.67 in (1.033 m)
|Muzzle Velocity||All: 2,887 fps (880 mps)|
|Approximate Barrel Life||N/A|
|Ammunition stowage per gun||Neusrashimy: 350 rounds
- ^ZS-58 round uses a mechanical time fuze while the ZS-58P uses a radio proximity fuze.
- "Jane's Ammunition Handbook: Ninth Edition 2000-2001" edited by Terry J. Gander and Charles Q. Cutshaw
- "Entsiklopedia Otechestvennoi Artillerii" (Encyclopedia of Fatherland (Russian) Artillery) by A.V. Shirokorad
- "Slava, Udaloy and Sovremenniy" by Steven J. Zaloga
Special help from Vladimir Yakubov